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of grievances that the united states had against great britain in the early 19th century. many are associated with maritime disputes between great britain and the united states because this is the middle of that -- napolian wars. they are trying to establish trade, and they are impressing seamen from american vessels because they need to script crews to keep the royal navy manned because they were disputing with the british and the indians on the frontier, and british policy affected the prizes very badly, and prizes for american exports slumped during this period causing an agricultural depression making people angry. there's a whole range of those sort of grievances. basically, i think why the war was ultimately fought and why it was fought when it was because many of the disputes have been preceded in 1812 by a number of years without necessarily producing the declaration of war was that by the summer of 1811, the main grievance was something called the council, a british form of executive order, the american equivalent is the executive order issued by the president, and through the execut
. and the cold war is not done yet. it's not just the fall of china. it's not just the united states cozying up to japan. but it's going to explode the cold war is going to heat up if you will, in korea. now, remember the last lecture, world war ii? we talked about korea being occupied by japan. once the war is over, the united states and the soviet union decide to divide korea with the united states being in control of the southern part of korea, the soviet union is going to be administering the northern part of korea. eventually, both u.s. and ussr agree that we will withdraw and allow the koreans to have some degree of self-determination. we're going to pull out, soviet union's going to pull out. the koreans will be able to determine their future and their fate. and we both did. the difference is, when we pulled out, we basically took everything with us. when the soviet union pulled out, they left behind a stockpile of weapons. the most modern military technology that they had at the time, and that's the temptation that was going to be used the following summer, 1950, north korea with the us
's not just the united states cozying up to japan. it's going to explode the cold war and it will heat up in korea. now remember the last lecture of world war ii. we talked about korea being occupied by japan. once the war is over, the united states and the soviet union decide to divide korea with the united states being in control of the southern part of korea and the sev yet union is going to be administering the northern part of korea. eventually both u.s. and uss r agree we will withdraw and allow them to have a degree of self determination. we are going pull out and the soviet union will and the koreans will be able to determine their future and fate. we both did. the difference is when we pulled out, we took everything with us. when the soviet union pulled out, they left a stockpile of weapons. the most mot earn technology they had at the time. that's a temptation that was going to be used. the following summer with the use of soviet military armaments, they will innovate and try to take possession of the country. this is what they had warned us about. they are going to expand into
ended in 2009 but most did not feel it but people in all three states feel the united states should get out of afghanistan by a 2-1 margin. but most approve of the job that obama is doing there. a gender gap is on display. it is too close to call in florida where the president is down but it is 13 points in ohio. and he has a 17-point edge among women in pennsylvania. >>reporter: thank you on the perfect strange day in washington, dc. another former aide to john edwards on the witness stand today. he said he overher the foam presidential candidate asking his mistress whether her baby bump was showing. the foam aide here in the blue tie and glasses said in 26 fix he saw the mistress get off the elevator on the same floor as john edwards and the foam aide says the mistress told him she and john edwards were madly if love. and the next day the aide says john edwards called him to deny he was having an affair and told him rielle hunter was crazy. not long after that run in the aide said campaign staffers had to stay in a different hotel floor from the presidential candidate, but one day in
was in germany on official business. and shortly after general wheeler returned to the united states he suffered a heart attack, and was in walter reed. the only two chiefs who were asked about this dismissed it, one in very crude terms, and wheeler later told the president that there had never been such a meeting. so that is about as far as i can go with that controversial story. as secretary brown alluded to, we associate this period with mcnamara, and with vietnam. but mcnamara's involvement in a whole series of other crises, both foreign and domestic, is simply remarkable. we've heard about the dominican republic, the nato crisis, the middle east war, czechoslovakian invasion, demonstrations in the streets of the united states. any one of these crises could have defined a presidency. for example, if we look at president jimmy carter's administration, it involved notable successes, but it's best remembered for the iranian hostage issue. when the iranians took over the american embassy in tehran, and then held hostage americans for more than a year. think about mcnamara. in january 1968, the n
that has helped expedite this thing with terrorism and their attacks on the united states? is it one person or many? who is responsible? >> i don't think there's a nickel's worth of difference between the two policies in terms of foreign policy. the first president bush, mr. clinton, the sec and mr. bush and mr. obama have made it their business to light to the american people, to insist we are being attacked because of what we think here in north america or how we lived rather than with united states government has done. the core of the problem is intervention in other people's business. part of that intervention is unfortunately necessary. we have to defend the saudis and operate because we depend on oil. our support of israel and our intervention in south sudan, the relentless intervention of the united states on issues that are not very important to it is because of what is going on and it is a bipartisan stimulus. it's not just one person. until we stop that war think about stopping at, there is no chance to stop this war and that is why so much about kite has spread so greatly since 2
. may god bless our men and women in uniform, and may god bless the united states of america. [applause] >> think you very much, mr. president. -- think you very much. there is a tradition of the wall with a new name is red, it is honored. 10 new names were added to the wall. we ask families of these heroes to rise as their loved ones are red. -- are read. albert corava. [applause] joseph william albit. richard carld hunt. [applause] richard dwayne stalker. [applause] david mcqueen disowitz. walter allan grensy. frank a. miery. david lawrence deckerd. [applause] larry morgan kelly. [applause] johnny owen brooks. [applause] now there is the names of 58,282 heroes. ladies and gentlemen, please live at -- please rise as the president, first lady and other distinguished leaders take their place at the wall with the a place at a solid who represent not only loved ones, but all who served, suffered, it sacrifice in the name of freedom. joining the president and first lady is mrs. rose marie saber brown, wife of the medal of honor winner. joining the vice-president of the united states, joe bi
of real significance to the united states. to do that, we will dedicate 80% of our effort to four major cases. right now they are syria, kenya, north/central america and burma. then we'll have another eight to ten places where we can test new approaches or make a welcome difference by just sending the the right person at the right time. so far i think we're gaining traction in each of our major priority engagements. many of you are working in these places, and we realize that we won't know it all or know best about them, so we hope for your support. in syria we are providing a nontraditional surge to empower and unite a fractured, nonviolent opposition. as the secretary announced, that includes providing nonlethal assistance. we are also working with partners to set up an outpost for the internal opposition to coordinate and communicate with the international community. in kenya we are helping to develop plans to insure peaceful and credible elections a year before the vote. incidentally, kenya is one place where we've seen a potential model for broad cooperation and innovation. in nort
. as the president said, preventing a nuclear iran is in the interest of the united states. we have issued reports, and the most recent one was issued on and.ary 1 and it includes a distinguished panel of four democratic members of congress, admirals' and generals and also experts to area our last report supported the view that the best approached to this challenge is a simultaneous pursuit of a triple track policy, which is of diplomacy, tough sanctions, and a credible and invisible military threat. we also issued a white paper on each of those tracks. i want to highlight one recommendation on each of those tracks, and then i will change it over to mort zuckerman. and the military threat we believe the united states should boost the credibility of its military to air around us nuclear facilities, and we have spelled out how to do so. one element has been selling bunker busters' to israel. we do not advocate an israeli strike, but this will send a strong signal to tehran to negotiate in good faith, encourage other states that the alternative to supporting u.s. sanctions could be military conflict
geopolitics -- host: oil and gas production in the western hemisphere is booming, with the united states emerging less dependent on supplies from an unstable middle east. vens, nigeria, and mexico. host: southeast michigan. what are gas prices like there, dave? caller: very good. someone saying on your show that prices were falling for the holidays. that's not true here in southeast michigan, which people here like to drive a lot up north. we have a wonderful, beautiful up north. but the prices here average in the low $3.90's. they were a week ago in the mid $3.60, around there. for my employees, it's all the same for them. we're traveling 60 mile an hour round trips and that really hits the pocketbook when you're having to travel every day for week. i'll companies are certainly quick to bring the price down. thanks and have a good holiday. host: it's not our oil that we're talking about, it belongs to oil companies. new hampshire, john on our democrats line joins us. hi. caller: just one note i've acknowledged over the last few weeks. we have a caller on your show, but he was discussing
the men and women who is died defending the united states in the first memorial day since the end the iraq war. the president laid a wreath at arlington national cemetery before saying all men and women who have fought and sacrificed their lives for the united states have the very same connection. listen. >> while their stories could be separated by hundreds of years and thousands of miles, they rest here. together. side-by-side. row by row. each of them loved this country. and everything it stands for. more than life itself. >>trace: the president vowed to take care of the troop whose make him heavy long after their service is over and moments ago the president held a ceremony at vietnam memorial as we showed you to mark the start of a 13 year project to honor the 50-year anniversary of the vietnam war. and now to ed live at the white house. ed the ceremony at wall was a long time coming for many vietnam veterans. >> it was. and that's because of the fact that when many of the vietnam veterans came home those fortunate enough to come home because over 58,000 who died during that conflict,
states. hispanic children are at the highest level of poverty in the history of the united states. i think the challenge is not how to bring them over to immigration reform or dialogue. just to make sure the latino community knows these facts and understands the failure of president obama. >> i agree with you there is a lot of ammunition. these comments about self deportation have indicated to some in the community he does not have respect for them. go to south texas and talk to latino ranch and farm owners and small businesses and members of the hispanic community. they are hard asses because they are the first to feel the adverse affect. cartels are shooting at them. are competing for jobs. there are a lot of reasons why they are hard asses but they do want to know the presidential candidate has respect for the community and in recognition this is not all a mexican problem. half the people here illegally came from hong kong the, nigeria on a visa and overstating it. the fact that all the people from central america are unworthy is a real problem. >> thank you. >> we will get behind
built. thank you very much. we want to thank the lieutenant general and his staff with the united states of america vietnam memorial commemorative committee. the department of defense under the strong leadership of secretary of defense leon panetta has shown some really great leadership. they are making this day possible. this will be an amazing day that no one here ever forget. thank you for spending at memorial day with us. this ceremony will be unlike anything that has ever been hosted here before. this is indeed a special occasion for this memorial. i know that you will be moved and inspired. i want to be the first to invite everyone to come back for another wonderful event, veterans day as we commemorate the 30th anniversary of the vietnam veterans memorial. we will also gather across the street to break down for the education center at the wall. this is a place where heroes will be honored and the veterans of vietnam will be remembered and the veterans of iraq and afghanistan will be honored there. thank you very much to those of you who have served. i hope to see all of you in nov
representative for the korean peninsula. the six-party talks will take place. >> both china and the united states really have the same fundamental interests when it comes to the peninsula and in north korea, which is peace, stability and the pursuit of denuclearization. >> davies will head to tokyo later in the day with talks with japanese officials. >>> a japanese research institute said satellite images show that north korea is building a new launchpad in the country's northeast. researchers at johns hopkins university announced the results of their analysis of the photos of the site taken on april 29th. the researchers say the work to upgrade the site began last summer. they say the images show the concrete foundations of a launchpad and buildings designed to enclose the fuel. they also say a large structure apparently intended for assembling rockets has been completed in a former residential area near the site. the institute said the upgrade is aimed at launching test launch also. it predicts the new facilities could be operational in four years. >>> south korean defense authorities want to b
, not only will the nation's security be stronger, the united states will secure the moral high ground needed to encourage it's allies and global fora like the global financial task force in paris, the g-8 and g-20 to consider ownership registries as a new international norm. primary point i want to make today is that the mechanisms in the global financial system, that permit the laundering of illegal ivory proceeds of the same mechanisms, used by victor boot, drug cartels and terrorist groups. shell companies, secret bank accounts and a host of other opaque entities create a structure that facilitates poach o'clock of all types. corporate registries should be a priority for congress. thank you again for the opportunity to address the committee. my written testimony has been provided for further details. and i look forward to your questions. >> well, thank you very much. your full testimony will be placed in the record in full. we appreciate it. secretary general? >> thank you very much, chairman kerry and thank you to yosef and to the committee members for your interest in this topic. it's a
to be back here. secretary of defense robert mcnamara came to personify the united states commitment in vietnam, and indeed, in many ways the ethos of the 1960s. he was the can-do man in the can-do society in the can-do era in david halverstam's phrase. in the early kennedy and johnson years, he managed the american commitment in vietnam almost as a desk officer, whether slogging through vietnam in army fatigues, spewing out statistics, or presiding at a press conference, and he came to embody what was known as secretary brown suggested as mcnamara's war. whatever the difficulties of the moment, he exuded a certainty that promised eventual success. in fact, we now know his public confidence far outlasted the emergence of profound private doubts about both the winnability of the war and indeed ultimately its purposes. and his departure from the pentagon in 1968, as much i think as lbj's march 31st speech of that year marked the glorious end of an era once bright with promise. as the war provoked increasingly nasty divisions in the united states, mcnamara became a target for critics fr
fortunate for the united states and the world that george bush had experienced world war i and was president at the end of the cold war. one must avoid psychological portraits, but the end of the cold war was as much the story of men at the top as of the masses. gorbachev experienced world war ii as a victim. kruschev did not wish to be the leader to lose it. in american terms it would be someone like lyndon johnson not wanting to lose vietnam. gorbachev, however, thought of world war ii in terms of the privation he experienced. he understood the terms of war more than the older of stalin's victims. he understood the toll of war but was also touched by what was later called the wise men. patrishian, careful and revolutionary isolationist. these men believe the 20th century did not just belong to united states, it was more importantly america's responsibility. george bush after all decided to enlist in world war ii after listening to henry stimson, perhaps the greatest representative of that strand of dna in american leadership. he was an inheriter of those values. yes, it took bush eight mon
believe the 20th century did not just belong to united states, it was more importantly america's responsibility. george bush after all decided to enlist in world war ii after listening to henry stimson, perhaps the greatest representative of that strand of dna in american leadership. he was an inheriter of those values. yes, it took bush eight months to grasp the gorby phenomenon. the reasons for that are complex. frankly, the oral histories give a series of not -- there isn't a consensus view among those who were interviewed. let me say for the sake of argument. let me propose what george bush's problem was in 199. -- 1989. he found himself struck by another great tradition in u.s. foreign policy and was not sure how to manage it. the nixon-kissinger approach of cold realism made a brief comeback in the twilight of the reagan years. iran contra, especially the president's romantic attachment to freeing the american hostages in beirut coupled with president reagan's romantic attachment to a nuclear free world, raised the hackles of many in the american establishment especially
award someday. the girl behind you could be a future president of the united states or even, better than that, the mayor of new york city. the guy sitting to your right could be a future nobel laureate. okay, maybe not the guy to your right but certainly the one to your left. >> memorial day weekend watch commencement speeches on c-span. politicians, white house officials and business leaders share their thoughts with the graduating class of 2012. >>> in a few moments, tuesday's pentagon briefing. in a half hour, a forum on how the media covers china. then a look at the national flood insurance program. and later, a small business administration discussion on the role of entrepreneurs. >>> several live events to tell you about tomorrow morning. secretary of state hillary clinton, defense secretary leon panetta, and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, general martin dempsey, testified before the senate foreign relations committee on the relationship between the law of the sea convention and national security. that's here on c-span3 at 10:00 eastern. at 10:30 a.m. eastern, on our co
boys quiet, i never imagined that i would be running for president of the united states. you just never know. [applause] but i also want to promise you, as you graduate from regent today and become an alumnus, he will never join a more defined are collect -- you will never join a more finer club. the dues were stiff, but the benefits are eternal, and will redound not only to you but the people you serve and minister to in the future but i want to congratulate you on one of the finest investment decisions you have ever made, and i don't just mean your new found her earning potential. your decision to come to regent was an act of sheer obedience. that's what it was for susan, and for me, too, the voice of almighty god could coming to reach into university was an excellent decision, it's like changing decision. my purpose today is to remind you that this day would not have occurred without the prayer and vision and work of countless generations who went before you. there would never have been a regent university, there never would have been this lovely, albeit hot ceremony today, without t
the top counterterrorism threat to the nation. aqap has attempted several attacks on the united states in 2009 and 2010. we are currently exploiting an ied seized overseas which is similar to explosive devices used by aqap in the past. we also remain concerned about the threat from homegrown violent extremists. these individuals have no typical profile. their experience and motives are often distinct which make them difficult to find and difficult to stop. that may me turn next to counterintelligence. while we still confront additional s.b. notch, today's spies are students, researchers, business people or operators of front companies. they seek not only state secrets but also trade secrets, intellectual property and insider information from government, businesses and american universities. we are also seeing a growing insider threat. that is when employees use their legitimate access to steal secrets for the benefit of another company or another country. and of course the counterintelligence is now merging with the cyberthreat. so much sensitive data is stored on computer networks and
the effort? joining me now is james spidermarx. so, some u.s. lawmakers said the united states should take the lead and involve itself militarily. why is syria different than let's say libya. syria certainly had a greater population, a smaller piece of geography, therefore, it's a lot more urbanized and it becomes a very entangled and tough target to go against. unlike libya that had pocket of e resistance that were spread out and there seemed to be at some point, a unified opposition against gadhafi. so that answer to the question in terms of the difference between those two. in other words, it's a tougher nut to crack, a harder problem and would entangle us greatly. >> when you say something shouldn't be done, what is that something that should be done? >> well, clearly, what has to happen is the united, let's take it from the top and work our way down. united states is going to lose in this particular confrontation if russia brokers the deal to try to get assad to step aside. russia then is the peacemaker, russia owns the cards and have now caused this great con fill in syria to go away
united states in. my third congressional district in colorado on the western slope better than 70% of the land is either federal, state or tribal lands. a lot of the forest, 100,000 trees per day that you mentioned are falling in our forest right now are creating an incredible challenge in terms of maintaining healthy forests. in terms of the fire threat. could you maybe speak to, we're talking mr. burke was noting about water quality issues. if these forces burn, what type of impact is that going to have on water quality? >> that's absolutely devastating, sir. if you look at what happened after some of the big fires in colorado to the denver watershed in particular the costs are astronomical. those are individuals paying a great deal more in the city of denver because they're relying on water from other parts of the state to be clean and healthy. the fact of the matter is when these trees burn and the soil is scorched it doesn't hold the water, it doesn't filter the water and we have tremendous impacts on our reservoirs because they fill up with sediment. >> would it be accurate
sales have failed. finally, the united states government should could use its considerable diplomatic influence to join with china in a leadership role to take immediate measures to end the illegal trade. china's recent actions are very welcomed, but need to be sustained over the long-term. idealy, the u.s. government could share some awareness over the situation and work for the joint leadership of china to solve the problem. if china would declare unilateral ten-year moritorium on ivory imports, it would be a better future in africa and thailand must enact serious reforms to control its ivory market. failing these needed actions, the u.s. government should ensure that those countries driving the demand are held to task at the upcoming society's conference of the parties in march 2013. maybe the u.s. should consider application of the amendment and sanctions process that law offers in cases where sight is being seriously undermined. i can think of no wildlife trade situation more serious than facing the african elephant. thank you for giving your precious time to listen to the plight
serving the united states. she outlines the republican plan for job creation and economic growth. >> this weekend folks across the country are opening up the pool, firing up the grill and taking a moment to relax. memorial day is more than a three day weekend. in town squares and national cemeteries, and public services and moments of reflection, we will honor those who love their country enough to sacrifice their own lives for it. this memorial day, michelle obama and i will join and veterans and their families at arlington national cemetery. we will pay tribute to patriots of every generation who gave their last full measure of devotion. from lexington and concord to iraq and afghanistan. later we will join vietnam's veterans and their families at the wall. we will begin to mark the 50th anniversary of the vietnam war. it is another chance to honor those we lost. we will be coming -- we will be calling on you, the american people, to help us joy and honoring veterans in your communities. we reaffirm our commitment to care for those who served alongside them. the veterans who ca
is that china is four times more people than the united states. that means four times more people to feed, to howls, to take care of. >> i think we have a graphic that shows that. there we are. >> income of per-capita -- income per capita is less than one-tenth of the united states and even by the year 2015 will not catch up anywhere near us. in a really severe totalitarian society like north korea, you could disregard people, star of them and put all of the resources into the military -- >> we have information on the screen derived from the world bank. but this is happening, though. you cannot buy a piece of clothing in the united states that was not made in china, practically. i am sure proud of his jacket, made in haiti. it's sort of looks as though they have taken us over, in a sense, and it creates anxiety and also the great sense that our jobs have gone to china. >> first of all, economists tell us this increase in trade benefits everybody. so, we are getting cheaper jackets than otherwise. but i actually agree that to the degree we are opening ourselves up to china, it must be much
, and the united states. many of the top ten nations are in northern europe. might be time for a trip to northern yoirp. that does it for this business hour. i'll leave you with the market figures. >>> representatives from iran and six other countries will resume talks on iran's nuclear program in baghdad. the european union's foreign policy chief will be representing world powers during the talks. she and other officials are expected to tell iranian nuclear negotiator that iran should stop producing 20% enriched uranium. some countries fear that iran wants to use this uranium to accelerate the process of developing nuclear weapons. western negotiate eshs are also likely to urge iran to close some underground nuclear related facilities. in return iranian officials are to ask their counterparts to lift the sanctions. the talks were in istanbul in april after 15 months of delocks. both sides said the first round was forward looking. meanwhile, the international atomic energy agency and iran have agreed on ways to verify the country's suspected nuclear arms development. iaea dir
rates. so, the economy is moving and the united states is benefiting from problems in europe and china because we are seeing some monies flow back in the united states. that is all good, too, and the united states could be the prettiest horse in the glue factory but it is still a very sluggish economy and moving at a below par rate. consumers are the key. 70's percent of our economy they are. and if we did not see more savings where they have room to spend or we do not see incomes improving, they are just going to be tapped out that is a real no one. >> what about a catalyst for a shot in the arm for the economy, everyone is talking about the fiscal cliff that the bush tax cuts have to be extended. if congress can pull this off, will that alone give us a psychological lift and we will feel more comfortable spending money, taking longer trips and driving further? what do you think of that idea? >>guest: well, i am glad you brought that up because the federal reserve talks about when they keep the interest rates low they are trying to create wealth effect to get the stock market up, and
the united states find itself embroiled in vietnam fighting a war that would last more than a decade? cost more than 58,000 american lives and sear our national soul. tonight, flash point vietnam. the road to war. that is next on on war stories. >> they were talking about this thing ending soon. >> i would say we have a commitment to the vietnamese for freedom. >> we were asked to do it. >> peace is a journey of a thousand miles. >> i'd only been out of the state of west virginia a couple times when i joined the marine corps. >> in 1960, earn any wallace was a 16-year-old. >> on graduation there were two things to do around our area that was work in the coal mines or construction. i was not very much for work. i wanted to see the world. >> i always wanted to be the marine. >> ed joined the marines on the eve of the war in vietnam. >> i went in the marine corps in december of 1959, went through boot camp in '60. >> three years after he arrived in boot camp, ed martin from ohio tried to join the army. >> the army recruiter wasn't there and then we went over to the marines and marine recruite
of the united states. >> johnson had bad feelings about vietnam. if he didn't continue the struggle in vietnam. he would be seen as betraying the legacy of kennedy. >> what johnson wants most in 1964 is to be elected in his own right as president. he views vietnam as a danger to that goal. he said vietnam is the biggest damn mess i have ever seen. >> oliver: in january 1964 the man who would command the troops william westmoreland arrives in saigon. >> he needs a larger commitment to stabilize the situation. >> do you think it's a mistake to explain? >> i think what the president, it would be wise to say as a little possible. >> the u.s. arrival of the beatles was met with youthful frenzy but in washington, lb objective had bigger things on his mind. it would really foul up his campaign strategy. >> if we're going to stay in there, we haven't done so yet. i'm not sure if it's exactly the right time. >> if you start doing it you will be called a war amonger. >> it was a war that was lost in slow motion. >> despite his growing concern over the affect on his campaign, a covert operation sent asia
the negotiations. chief participants in the united states and the eight other nations wrapped up the trans pacific partnership on wednesday in texas. >> we have made better than expected progress here this week. we plan to move full steam ahead and hope to take another major step toward conclusion of the agreement at this round in july. >> the chief u.s. negotiator said the countries reported their individual consultations with japan, canada and mexico about their participation in tpp talks. they all agreed to continue the consultations. the discussions on tariffs are stalled. it remains unclear if the negotiations will be concluded by the end of the year as the u.s. hopes. >>> more business for you next hour. i'll leave you with the latest market figures. >>> japan and china have agreed to work together on maritime issues in a bid to avoid further conflicts in the east china sea. it follows disputes including a 2010 collision between a chinese trawler and the japanese coast guard. it came among talks in eastern china on wednesday. around 50 officials from both side took part. both sides claimed s
of the president of the united states being secretly foreign. that is your history forever. now it's time for "the last word with lawrence o'donnell". >> wow, talk about a coincidence, the biggest liar of the presidential campaign is raising money tonight in vegas, with america's biggest pathological liar. mitt romney accepts and plays the trump card. >> doubling down vegas style. >> honeymoon in vegas. >> mitt romney's fund-raiser. >> a $2 million las vegas fund-raiser. >> with donald trump tonight. >> i want to say thank you to donald trump for his endorsement. >> donald trump. donald trump. >> why? >> why? >> why? >> the place of birth movement. >> you are courting disaster. >> this is about raising money. >> mitt romney is not going to have trouble raising money. >> how do you let a guy, donald trump. >> chair a $2 million fund-raiser who thinks that the president of the united states is illegitimate. what is the benefit here? >> i just don't even -- >> i thought your introduction was highly inappropriate. >> there is some very nasty undertones. >> he was born in kenya. >> this is the most obn
. it is my distinct pleasure to introduce the next president of united states. let's give a big nevada thank you to our governor and congressman for their leadership. [applause] it's a real privilege to work with them. they are great leaders for our state and listening to the comments of the congressman and a lieutenant governor, nevada is on the move. we can do a lot better. we met with these business onerous, part of the nevada family and as we talked with them, something that struck me that one of them said was that we have had to put our dreams on hold. because we have had to put our dreams on hold, we cannot hire. we cannot put people to work and there is a reason for that. that is what is happening in the white house. we need a leader. we need someone who has actually run a business. [cheers and applause] we need an answer. we need somebody who is not going to regulate us out of business. we need somebody who will not spend on to we fall over a cliff. we need somebody who will not tax us into oblivion. i have had the great privilege to meet governor romney many years ago when we served
the legal justification in a speech last month. >> matter of international law, the united states is in an armed conflict with al-qaeda, taliban and associated forces. in response to the 9/11 attac attacks. we may use force consistent with the right of national self-defense. >> language former bush administration note is strikingly familiar to republican justifications that candidate obama ripped in 2008. >> represents a 180 in the direction. hypocritical, he continues to criticize those believing in enhanced interrogation but does this which is more intrucetive, i'd say. >> republicans question the timing of the massive leak to "new york times" and whether it was aimed to make the president look more hawkish in an election year. >> why this information and the fact that the people are targeted let out to the press is shocking. fits a pattern of abuse. intelligence and national security information. >> white house officials insist there is nothing inappropriate and notes the president more direct hands-on approach delivered results. notably, taking out usama bin laden. >> presiden
% of consumption in the united states, the lion's share of that, 45% of total consumption was in passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks. what do we do about that gas guzzling that is going on? the thing we do is to look at how we can change how many miles to the gallon we get. and two, -- and to the president's credit, his administration has put in place these new standards, known to all of us as cafe standards that will double the u.s. efficiency of fleet of automobiles averaging a fleet-wide average of 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025. what does that do once we get there in 2025? that means we as consumers will save $1.7 trillion at the pump over the life of the program. a family that purchases a new vehicle in 2025 will save $8,200 in fuel costs when compared with a similar vehicle in 2010. so the life of the program, the standard will save 12 billion barrels of oil and eliminate 6 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution. the solutions are there for us. the solutions are we move to these cafe standards and address the issues around speculation and we keep the robust doing that is
. and as richard pointed out, the corruption, the unease of the relationship between the united states and karzai's afghanistan, and the fact that what is the ultimate goal? is it to bring a country that is now logged in perhaps -- >> let me stop you there. you just asked what's the ultimate goal. we have been asking foreign policy -- >> what is it? >> specialists on this set, administration officials, the late richard holbrook, everybody, for years, what's the goal in afghanistan? they don't have a goal in afghanistan. you know why? because it's not about afghanistan. it's about pakistan. this is -- it's ridiculous. we had a goal, and that goal was to rid afghanistan of al qaeda's power structure. we succeeded. >> right. >> and then we moved. then we moved the goal post. and now it's to rebuild a country with, again, we're going into another decade partnership with one of the most corrupt leaders on the planet. it makes no sense. we're wasting $2 billion a week. and young americans are dying every every week. >> you're right. we did move the goal post in afghanistan from essentially getting rid
terrorist plot in the united states at this time and also comments by white house counterterrorism adviser john brennan when clearly there was a device that has been deemed to be a viable ied that was intercepted by the cia. how the administration can make these assertions that there is no credible plot underway? >> the statement was that there was no specific credible plot tied to the anniversary of bin laden's death. so, and that was and is an accurate statement. it was accurately made. the key point is that we will be taking all appropriate measures, now that the plot has become public, to make sure that the aviation and the traveling public remains safe. we will be working with airlines. we will be working with more nations. the tsa doesn't do passenger screening in foreign airports. they do that, so there will be and are all appropriate measures are being taken. >> it sounds like it was a parsed statement. >> did was, and it was for a good reason. it was because we needed to protect and are protecting the plot that was unveiled. >> anybody else? >> good morning. my name is antoinette
-circle here, it was from afghanistan they planned the attacks against the united states. 10 years ago, we went in and we have gotten them. a year ago. we got their number 1 leader who decimated their forces. we have their number one leader a year ago. now, a year leader, the president is signing this agreement that we are going to get out. but 223,000 troops by the end of the summer, but we are still going to be there by 2014. this war is going to drag on for another two and a half years. is that good enough? your comments on the president's trip, big surprise trip yesterday, certainly stole mitt romney's thunder. and certainly showed him as commander in chief. but do we have to let this thing drag on for another two and a half years? 866-55-press. you know the number. join the conversation, 866-55-77-377. >> this is the full court press. the bill press show. live on your radio and on current tv. politically direct means no b.s. just telling you what's going on in politics today. >>at the only on-line forum with a direct line to bill press. >>it's something i've b
in him. >> we're going to take a break. we will have the remarks of the president of the united states as the tomb of the unknowns arlington national cemetery. . >>> former british counterterrorism expert developed tough mudder while at harvard business school. based on special forces training, it's a miles long obstacle course that inspires people and builds team work. with more than 30 events in 2012, tough mudder will earn more than $70 million. for more, r watch your business sunday morngs at 7:30. ahh, now that's a clean mouth. i wish i could keep it this way. [ dr. rahmany ] you see, even after a dental cleaning... plaque quickly starts to grow back. but new crest pro-health clinical plaque control toothpaste can help. it not only reduces plaque... it's also clinically proven... to help keep plaque from coming back. plus, it works in these other areas dentists check most. ♪ new crest pro-health clinical plaque control toothpaste. life opens up when you do. for extra plaque protection try new crest pro-health clinical rinse. a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body i
for someone who could find out some pretty basic information about the president of the united states. so next time some goon from media matters or "the new york times"thinks they have found some factual error in soggy sa say, i'll just say i'm just being a democrat today. the facts won't matter. [applause] of if earlier this week president obama marked 1 year anniversary of the killing of osama bin laden with unannounced visit to our troops in afghanistan. >> over the last three years tide has turned. we broke the taliban momentum. we built strong afghan security forces. we devastated al qaeda leadership taking out over 20 of the top 30 leaders. one year ago of base hereinafter stan our troops launched the open rigs that killed osama bin laden. goal that i set to defeat al qaeda and deny it a chance to rebuild is now within our reach. >> do you think the president may taking a little more credit than he deserves. sure he made the call to take by lad out but let's back at what really happen. after out of there secret hide out five-day forecast monthings, 4 choppers carried navy seal to
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